Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governing
When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate's new members, he'll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the state Capitol. Pennsylvania's unique lieutenant governor, who just flipped the state's open Senate seat to Democrats, may be the only senator ever to be declared an “American taste god” — as GQ magazine once did. The 6-foot-8 Fetterman will tower over the currently tallest senator, Republican Tom Cotton of Arkansas by 3 inches.news.yahoo.com
AOC responds to Elon Musk's poll to reinstate Trump's Twitter, saying the 'last time he was here this platform was used to incite an insurrection'
"Idk man, last time he was here this platform was used to incite an insurrection," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in reply to Musk's poll on Trump.news.yahoo.com
Whitmer, Democrats get sweeping wins in divided Michigan
But even as state Democrats celebrated their sweep of state offices and apparent majorities in the State Legislature, Whitmer publicly promised to work with both parties while sprinkling in references to Democrats’ priorities. About half of Michigan voters said they worried that her views were too extreme. Whitmer’s calls for bipartisanship and unity Wednesday reflect the reality that she still leads a divided state following Democrats’ victories. Michigan Democrats hoped the proposal would lead to high voter turnout statewide and give the party key victories in U.S. House and state legislative races. About a third of Michigan voters said that their family is falling behind financially.arabamericannews.com
Whitmer, Democrats get sweeping wins in divided Michigan
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer enters her second term with Democrats likely to control all levels of power in the state Capitol for the first time since the 1980s and backed by a dramatic show of voters’ support for keystone Democratic issues including abortion and voting rights.
Oath Keeper Boss Goes on Unsolicited Rant About Having Sex With Lawyer
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyOath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes did his best to wipe his hands of the violent disaster that was Jan. 6, 2021, on Monday, claiming on the witness stand that “it was stupid” of his allies to storm the Capitol. He also went on a bizarre tangent about his alleged romantic escapades.Despite her steadfast indications to the contrary, Rhodes claimed in federal court that he was involved in a romantic relationship with Kellye SoRelle, the fornews.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is key issue in Virginia House race
While inflation and abortion rights remain major topics of concern for voters in the upcoming midterm elections, incumbent Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia is making sure the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is at the forefront of voters’ minds in her congressional race with Republican challenger Jen Kiggans. Scott MacFarlane has more.news.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 panel extends deadline for Trump to produce documents
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has extended the deadline for former President Donald Trump to turn over documents as part of a subpoena issued last month, while reiterating its request for a sit-down interview. Friday had been the committee’s deadline for Trump to produce an extensive number of documents and communications with lawmakers. “We have informed the former President’s counsel that he must begin producing records no later than next week and he remains under subpoena for deposition testimony starting on November 14th,” Chairman Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney wrote in the statement.news.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 trial highlights missed warnings before Capitol siege
The seditious conspiracy trial against the Oath Keepers founder and four associates is raising fresh questions about intelligence failures in the run-up to the Capitol riot that appear to have allowed the anti-government group and other extremists to mobilize in plain sight.
Pro-Trump Rally-Goers Blame Mysterious Bogeymen for Latest Event Flop
Zachary Petrizzo/The Daily BeastWASHINGTON, D.C.—Right-wing activists assembled on Capitol grounds Friday afternoon for yet another pro-Trump rally after a similar event proved to be an epic failure less than two weeks ago—but again found themselves struggling to explain pathetically low turnout.Fervent supporters of Jan. 6 defendants, a MAGA-loving fashion designer, and a rough-and-tumble gentleman dressed in early colonial garb were just a few of the characters back outside the Capitol, equallnews.yahoo.com
Lawyers: Arizona GOP chair pleaded Fifth to Jan. 6 panel
An attorney for the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol told a federal judge in Phoenix on Tuesday that Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward refused to answer the committee’s questions at a deposition.
Capitol rioter, a ‘one man wrecking ball,' gets 7-year term
An Iowa man who admitted to taking part in the assault of a police officer as part of his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday after the judge called him one of the most serious offenders on that day.
Jan. 6 panel asks former Speaker Gingrich for information
The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection is seeking information from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich about his communications with senior advisers to then-President Donald Trump in the days leading up to the 2021 attack on the Capitol.